Towards a Network of Dynamic Message Signs for Congestion Alerting
Keywords:Dynamic message sign, traffic congestion, traffic applications
Traffic applications such as Google Traffic and Waze have been introduced to let users know about existing congestions on real time. However, this cannot help drivers who are not using these applications or not connected to Internet. Besides, it also suggests that drivers can interact with their smart phones while driving, which is illegal in most countries. The idea of this paper is to use dynamic road signs which can collect real-time data from traffic applications and alert drivers who are heading towards congestions. A proof-of-concept of the dynamic road sign has been developed.